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Seaside Residences sees strongest sales in May

Seaside Residences just saw its strongest sales for the five months to date. Buyers snapped up 54 units over the week of May 1 to 8, leaving only 36 units up for grabs under phase two following its…

Balmoral Gardens unit reaps $9.17 mil profit

A 4,758 sqft unit on the third floor of Balmoral Gardens posted the highest gain of $9.17 million (524%) for the week of May 1 to 8, according to URA caveats. On May 4, the unit changed hands…

Observers welcome Govt’s concern over ageing HDB leases

Remarks from MND Minister Lawrence Wong that the Government is looking into the ageing HDB lease issue were mostly welcomed by observers yesterday, even as concerns remained over the fate of older flats. ERA KEO Eugene Lim welcomed…

Exploring Tiong Bahru’s Secrets: Then and Now

There’s more to Tiong Bahru than hip cafes and quirky shops. The art deco, circa-1930s apartment blocks have been conserved, but changes are constantly afoot at ground level. Aside from the ever-present wet market and hawker centre and…

Hari Raya bazaar goes hipster… but traditional food still draws the crowds

New stalls featuring “hipster” dishes are making their way into an annual Hari Raya bazaar – but traditional food is still drawing the crowds. Now in its 16th year, the Bazaar Raya Utara next to Causeway Point was…

More funding for ground-up projects to liven up HDB neighbourhood spaces

From a brick art corner at Taman Jurong with lego-inspired furniture to a sky garden in Punggol for residents to learn how to grow food, people have been coming up with creative ideas to liven up common areas…

Terms of KL-Singapore HSR agreement may have to be renegotiated: Azmin Ali

Malaysia’s newly appointed Economic Affairs Minister, Azmin Ali, said on Sat he has been tasked to review mega projects the previous government embarked on, including the HSR project linking up KL to neighbouring Singapore. An agreement had been…

Passengers walk on tracks after train fault on Bukit Panjang LRT

Several stranded commuters, including those with young children, had to walk on the train tracks on Sat after a train fault on the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) brought services to a halt. Train service was disrupted for nearly…

‘Asbestos-containing debris’ found at Big Sister’s Island, monthly guided walks suspended

Monthly guided walks at the Sisters’ Islands will be suspended for May and June, after asbestos-containing debris was found at several areas on Big Sister’s Island. In a notice on its website on Sat, NParks said “asbestos-containing debris”…

Install lifts and escalators at all underpasses and overhead bridges

Some older underpasses in Singapore have long flights of stairs without escalators or lifts. One good example of this is the underpass from Lucky Plaza shopping centre to Ngee Ann City. It is extremely difficult for pregnant ladies,…

HDB should quell misguided sentiments on leases

The focus of HDB should be on providing affordable homes. Singaporeans ought to understand that HDB flats are cheaper because the 99-year lease term allows the Government to redevelop and sell new public housing, possibly at subsidised rates,…

Fair for Govt to let HDB lease expire

MND Minister Lawrence Wong said that there would be serious implications if the lease of HDB flats were extended. I would like to add that it is only right for the Government to let the lease expire after…

Two new condos open for preview

Two new private condominiums will open for preview today amid a bullish property market. The Garden Residences at Serangoon North View is being jointly developed by Keppel Land and Wing Tai Asia, while Margaret Ville in Margaret Drive…

The flat is old – but gold to me

I will be moving back into my mother’s flat soon. It is a five-room HDB flat, where I had spent most of my growing-up years. It is also more than 40 years old, one of among 7 per…

Packaging-free stores sprout in Singapore, but will consumers give them the green light?

Earlier this month, Ms June Eng made plans to visit a new grocery store with her family but for this shopping trip, she had to be prepared. With three reusable containers in her bag, the recycling enthusiast headed…

Schools will not have parking gantries; season parking decals will be given instead: MOE

Parking gantries using the electronic parking system (EPS) will not be available in schools in order to “keep administrative workload and implementation costs low”, MOE said, even as questions were asked whether the monthly season parking directive applies…

ESR-Reit and VIT merger could lead to more industrial Reit deals

With the proposed merger of ESR-Reit and Viva Industrial Trust (VIT) to create Singapore’s fourth-largest industrial Reit, more mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the industrial Reit space could be on the way, say analysts. This marriage – creating…

Businesses at Big Box face low traffic, uncertain future

With Big Box now put up for sale, those working at the landmark eight-storey building in Jurong East Regional Centre are unsure of their own future. They asked if they will be allowed to continue operating after the…

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